Here it is, part four for the Halloween Party Hosted by the Thirteen! This one is fairly short, but I still think it’s cute. Remember: the characters are not romantically linked!
Prompt: 5. “Time to get spooky!
Characters: Faline and Ansel
Ansel watched as the Thirteen posed for pictures, all of them having finally revealed their costumes and made it downstairs. They really went all out for the holiday - their entire shared house was decorated to the extreme, and they always had the best party once everyone got back from trick-or-treating.
She was standing near the front window with Ilias, Rolfe, and Kashin when their hostesses broke from their picture-taking frenzy and split up to greet their guests. Ilias had his arms wrapped around her waist, his fingers tracing patterns on the skin of her stomach left bare by her Little Mermaid costume.
Rolfe, who was standing with his arm looped around Kashin’s shoulders, was shaking his head at their antics while his boyfriend just smiled at them - Ilias had been pressing his lips to her neck and making her laugh - when Faline found them.
“Time to get spooky!” she cried, flicking her intricate dark braid over her shoulder. She was dressed in a tight black jumpsuit that left her shoulders bare - apparently she was a warrior-assassin - and Ansel was entirely convinced that all the various weapons strapped to her body were real. “Who’s ready to get their fright on?”
“I think you get more insufferable every year,” Ansel quipped, Rolfe and Ilias humming their agreement. “Although I think Fallon might be worse.”
Like her name had summoned her, Faline’s twin came bounding up to them, mischief sparking in her eyes. “Let’s get spooky, bitches!”
Everyone chuckled at her enthusiasm. “Allow me to fix my previous statement,” Ansel laughed. “Fallon’s definitely worse.”
Here’s the second part of the Video Game Night at Ansel’s Apartment universe!
Remember, most pairings won’t be romantic.
Prompt: 90. “What kind of childhood did you have if you never ate Halloween candy?”
Characters: Thea and Ansel
Sometimes Ansel couldn’t believe the sheer amount of people that would turn up at her house on Halloween. It had started out as just her and a couple friends, but, as the years went on and their friend group grew, so did video game night. Thankfully, she lived in a fairly spacious loft apartment, so she always had room for everyone.
They’d just decided to take a break from the games and order delivery from the pizza place that was just one block over when someone knocked on the door. Handing her credit card to Ilias so he could finish the order, she answered the door, a smile breaking over her face when she saw that it was Thea and Kaya. She and Kaya had been in the same program in school, and she’d grown close to the auburn-haired girl and her girlfriend - well, fiancée now.
“Thea! Kaya!” she cried, pulling both women into a tight hug. “Hi! I didn’t know you were coming.”
“Neither did we,” Thea laughed, eyes sparkling as her fiancée just smiled widely at the two of them.
“Oh, hush!” Kaya cried, flicking her in the arm. “I wasn’t sure if we could make it, but I knew you’d be up until dawn, so we thought we’d stop in.”
Ansel laughed, motioning for the two of them to head into the apartment. “Well, I’m glad you did! Make yourselves comfortable, we’re just ordering some food.” They’d made their way into the living room by the time she finished speaking, and Ansel dropped to the floor in front of her boyfriend’s legs while Thea claimed the only empty arm chair.
“You know it’s like eleven at night, right?” Kaya raised an eyebrow questioningly as she settled gracefully into her fiancée’s lap.
“Yes, well,” Ansel started, reaching behind her and smacking Ilias’s thigh, “someone ate all my candy and I’m hungry.”
Ilias just reached down and ran his fingers through her hair as everyone else in the room laughed. “I already told you I was sorry, babes,” he chuckled, knowing she wasn’t really angry.
Kaya and Thea were both dying of laughter. “You’re still on this?” Thea giggled. “It’s just candy.”
“Just candy?! It’s Halloween candy - that’s like the best candy ever!”
“Thea didn’t really get candy for Halloween for candy when she was younger,” Kaya explained. “Her family was more the spooky gifts kind.”
Ansel turned her incredulous look to the blonde. “What kind of childhood did you have if you never ate Halloween candy?”
“I don’t know,” she replied. “One filled with pranks and scary gifts, I guess.”
Nodding once, Ansel said, “okay, well, then it’s settled - tomorrow you and I are going shopping for Halloween candy. Best part? It’ll be on clearance!”
Thea laughed, but accepted the offer anyway before picking up the controller Aedion offered her. Now that Ansel was sufficiently distracted, she might finally be able to throw her off her game.
Welcome to my 700 Follower Celebration! Thank you all so much! I have another set of prompts from my Halloween Series for all of you - the universe this time is Video Game Night at Ansel’s Apartment. Remember, all prompts are from the list linked in my masterlist, and the characters were chosen at random out a hat.
Note: though most characters won’t be romantically linked, these two actually are dating!
Prompt: 2. “Who ate all my candy?!!”
Characters: Ilias and Ansel
Ansel hauled herself off the couch, muttering curses in Rolfe’s direction as he let out a shout of victory. The two of them, along with Kashin, Aelin, Rowan, Ilias, Lysandra, and Aedion, were in the middle of a SuperSmash tournament. It was a tradition they’d started during college - playing a tournament long into the night after their Halloween party so they could keep the festivities going a little longer - and had persisted even after they graduated.
The last round had come down to just her and Rolfe, and he’d just narrowly beaten her. The obscenities pouring out of her mouth only made his cheering turn into laughter.
“Can’t handle a little loss, Ansel?” he quipped.
Swatting the back of his head as she walked by him, she walked into her kitchen. “Whatever, I still say you cheated!” she called over her shoulder.
Rolfe chuckled. “It’s not my fault you don’t know how to block a punch.”
Waving a hand over her shoulder, Ansel reached into the plastic pumpkin she always kept on her table for candy - and felt her jaw drop when her fingers scraped against the bottom of the container.
“What?” she whispered, tilting the pumpkin toward her as she felt a furrow forming in her brow. Glancing down, she saw that it was entirely empty.
She was out of candy.
“Who ate all my candy?!!”
Ansel heard muffled laughter coming from her friends, and when she walked back into the living room, their laughter only grew at the distraught expression on her face.
She assessed each of their expressions in turn, using what her friends referred to as her “detective skills” - mostly just deductive reasoning she’d picked up by watching too many detective shows - to try to figure out who the culprit was.
Rowan just shook his head when she met his gaze, and Aelin, though she wiped a tear of mirth from her eye, wasn’t wearing her typical shit-eating grin that meant she was responsible. Lysandra and Aedion both met her gaze with equally cool expressions - no hint of their devious expressions. Rolfe was just sporting his typical indifferent expression, his hand never ceasing its movement through his boyfriend’s hair. For his part, Kashin was looking up at her from where his head rested in Rolfe’s lap, a small, content smile on his face. However, she knew he wasn’t guilty based on one simple factor - the thrilled giggles from Ilias.
She levelled a hard stare in his direction, but his laughter was too infectious for her to keep up her fake anger. “Gee, I wonder who it could’ve been?”
Ilias just laughed harder. “Sorry, Ans,” he murmured, his voice just as soft as it always had been. “You know I can’t help myself around Halloween candy.”
Leaning down, she ruffled his hair as she settled herself into his lap. “I know, my love.” Kissing his cheek, she grabbed her controller from the floor. “You’re lucky I love you.”
“Yeah, yeah. You tell me all the time.” Kissing her temple, Ilias settled back against the couch as Ansel turned her attention back to Rolfe.
Sooo...I want to start a discussion. Ansel and Manon. That’s it. I got the idea a few weeks ago and I need some other opinions. So we all now that people ship Manon and Elide. Personally, I really like Elorcan so it’s not really my cup of tea. But I just picture Manon and Ansel together on a throne and ruling over the wastes. That would be so awesome! (In my opinion)What do you think?